The photographs of Levon Biss cast specimens from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History’s entomology collection quite literally in a new light. Their scale and resolution not only reveal the unexpected and often breathtaking beauty of insects, but also make clear the many intricate evolutionary adaptations to their form – what entomologists call microsculpture.
Each image in this groundbreaking exhibition is created from over 8,000 individual photographs using a bespoke lighting system and microscope lenses. Levon’s photographic process provides unparalleled levels of microscopic detail enabling the artworks to be printed up to 3m in height, providing a unique and unforgettable visual experience for the audience.
Drawn from every country in the world, the images in this collection holds material from some of the most remote regions and islands. It includes the world’s oldest pinned insect and thousands of insects collected by pioneering explorers and biologists such as Charles Darwin, Alfred Russell Wallace and David Livingstone.
Also included within the hire package are the behind-the-scenes video and interactive touch screen app.
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